All the Short Ones Readathon was hosted by NovelCravings My goal was to read 15 books and I sadly fell short, I only read 12 books! I hit a little bit of a slump this month in the middle or I would have read more! Here are the books I read: How did you do with this readathon?
Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by. on the blog… Reviews: Other Features: more personally… Life: March left me upside down. My husband went back to work after being out for a while. I lost my assistant to a new job and still don’t have a replacement… My stress levels were […]
Monstrous Discoveries is a feature that mentions books that we have discovered through our sidetracking excursions around the web. While our bookshelves really are not never ending, it is always exciting to share the books we would add if it was. Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson Releases: May 30th 2017 On her eighteenth birthday, Princess Evelayn of Eadrolan, the Light Kingdom, can finally access the full range of her magical powers. The light looks brighter, the air is sharper, and the energy she can draw when fighting feels almost limitless. But while her mother, the […]
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Authors I’m Dying To Meet Listed in no particular order. Rainbow Rowell – I keep missing her and I am dying to meet her! Gail Carriger – Love her books but have never met her! Rachel Hartman – love her Seraphina duology! Juliet Marillier – Love love love her books. Genevieve Cogman – my favorite book this year so far was The Invisible Library – dying to meet this author! Brandon Sanderson – I missed him at Anderson’s this past year or […]
Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? For Review: […]
Me and Marvin Gardens is about a boy named Obe, who lives in the rural part of Pennsylvania. The land he lives on and now is being sold to housing developers used to be his family’s land, but his great grandfather had a drinking problem and it got taken by the banks. His family has a small portion that his great grandmother bought and lives comfortably. Unfortunately these new complexes means new families and he seems to have lost his only friend Tommy to a group of new kids. Their friendship ends quite dramatically with a fight over territory – the woods […]
Dragonwatch is first in a sequel series to Fablehaven, one of my favorite middle grade series. An unfortunate side effect of defeating the demons was giving the dragons more confidence and want to leave their sanctuaries. When Seth and Kendra become installed as the new caretakers of Wyrmroost in the hope that they can strengthen the barriers against Celebrant – a dragon who also is part caretaker of Wyrmroost but would rather have all the dragons freed of the sanctuary. Seth is up to his crazy antics again and although he can be annoying, I love him and his somewhat […]
A Conjuring of Light is the last book in this trilogy. So if you haven’t read the other two… well – what are you waiting for! These books are EPIC. I’m not sure how to review this one, so I’ll just go ahead and ramble right now. It takes place directly after that last terrible cliffhanger and somehow everyone turns out to be OKAY… it’s nailbiting and terrifying as I wait for the first person to die and then wipe the sweat off my brow. Only it gets worse. The evil inside Holland leaves him and manages to make everything […]